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  • Convert a Computer Power Supply to a Variable Bench Top Lab Power Supply

    Thanks for the nice connection diagrams. Turned out well. Simple but functional.

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  • suncoaster2 commented on Kreat0r's instructable A Best kept secret to Losing weight2 years ago
    A Best kept secret to Losing weight

    I have mixed feelings here because I agree with clay.in.co that losing weight is, indeed, a simple matter of caloric intake: eat less and lose the excess weight. For me, at 75 years old, it was 105 excess pounds lost over 10 or so months on an 1800 calorie per day diet. I kept track of it using the excellent website maintained by Fatsecret.com. You can eat anything but calories are controlled religiously to your recommended intake and it worked for me, along with a daily walk of roughly 3 miles per day and an hour of chair Yoga 4 times a week, for exercise.But prior to this I was overweight, out of shape and diabetic with dangerously high blood pressure. I'd lost more than a hundred pounds two or three times over the years on crash diets that worked according to the eat-less-and-lose-w...

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    I have mixed feelings here because I agree with clay.in.co that losing weight is, indeed, a simple matter of caloric intake: eat less and lose the excess weight. For me, at 75 years old, it was 105 excess pounds lost over 10 or so months on an 1800 calorie per day diet. I kept track of it using the excellent website maintained by Fatsecret.com. You can eat anything but calories are controlled religiously to your recommended intake and it worked for me, along with a daily walk of roughly 3 miles per day and an hour of chair Yoga 4 times a week, for exercise.But prior to this I was overweight, out of shape and diabetic with dangerously high blood pressure. I'd lost more than a hundred pounds two or three times over the years on crash diets that worked according to the eat-less-and-lose-weight rule but gained it back, consistently, over a relatively short time. A year ago, down once again to a healthy 175 pounds I heard about Intermittent Fasting. I've been following the 16-8 rule ever since and my weight remains rock-steady at 175 lb. Additionally, my digestive system is loving the system, my diabetes is totally under control with no medication, and, with lower salt intake, my lifelong high blood pressure is steady at 120/60.Intermittent fasting may not be the total weight-loss secret, but it certainly works to improve your overall health after doing things the hard way all your life.

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  • suncoaster2 commented on StephanP1's instructable The Impossible Wooden Knot2 years ago
    The Impossible Wooden Knot

    Marvelous little device! I'm definitely gonna do it; where'd you get the idea/procedure?

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  • suncoaster2 commented on Constructed's instructable Cheap and Easy Micro Quadcopter2 years ago
    Cheap and Easy Micro Quadcopter

    I didn't make it. Didn't have the 3d printer and the several hundred dollars in parts needed in addition to the $40 you said you paid to build the cheap(?) and easy micro quad. Nice idea tho.

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  • suncoaster2 commented on JP'sW's instructable Transfer Photograph onto Wood2 years ago
    Transfer Photograph onto Wood

    Would this method work using glass to receive the photo instead of wood?

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  • End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block

    Great instructable! And to think all I need is several thousand dollars worth of machine tools to produce it. Not quite what I would call a wonderful DIY product.

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  • suncoaster2 commented on VitG's instructable Ukrainian Lacing2 years ago
    Ukrainian Lacing

    I've used this technique for sometime, but found that tucking the end knots under the flap at the bottom is a bad thing to do; it can and does leave two sore spots on your skin underneath them if you walk a lot, as I do. I now leave the knots on top--not quite so neat, it's true, but much easier on the feet.

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